• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Baby Finley, 7 days young | Barto PA Newborn Photographer

Meet little Finley Charles—the newest addition to this very familiar family.:)I love seeing clients back in the studio as their families grow, and this was no exception! Cute little Finley came to me just 7 days after he was born at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and he was just so good to me for the whole session!

We didn’t know if it was going to be a little “he” or “she” in the studio, so it was fun as I waited for that text from Mom and Dad. I was thrilled to hear that they had welcomed another little boy into the world! I have two of my own, so I know what Mom and Dad have in store.:)

Finley was quite the cooperative little fellow for this session. We were even able to get all the shots Mom and Dad wanted, plus some with big brother Brecken. When Brecken arrived, he was a natural and just snuggled right in to cuddle his new brother. At one point, the hugs got a tad too “loving,” so we had to give Brecken a break—though he still managed to sneak in a few smooches! I’m sure these two will be best buddies.

I liked Mom and Dad’s story of how they chose Finley’s name:

Andy (Dad) and Brittany (Mom) both love the show Alaska: The Last Frontier, and two of the cast members, Eve and Eiven, named their son Finley. We didn’t have a boy’s named we loved and both really liked it, and it stuck. Finley’s middle name, Charles, is after Andy’s side of the family. Andy has a grandfather Charles along with other family members with the same name.

Thanks again, Andy & Brittany, for bringing little Finley to come meet me. I am so excited for you and the new adventures you’re going to have with your two little boys. I hope to see all of you again soon!

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Thank you so much to Finley’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Barto PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as the spring! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Alexandra, 7 days young | Willow Grove PA Newborn Photographer

Miss Alexandra Blake came to my studio just 7 days after she was born at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was a beautiful little girl and had very obviously already captured her parent’s hearts, but it was Mom and Dad’s story that truly intrigued me.

These parents definitely win the official award for the longest commute to see me!!! Mom and Dad actually live in Puerto Rico, so I was a little surprised when Mom contacted me to schedule her session. Mom was flying all the way to the area at the end of her pregnancy to have Alexandra at a local hospital and to be with family—Dad stayed behind in Puerto Rice, where he was serving in the United States Coast Guard.

Well, everything went off perfectly, and Dad arrived in town just in time to welcome this beautiful little bundle into the world. Shortly after their portrait session, this family of three flew back home, so I was really impressed with how seamlessly my labs were able to get the family all their items in a timely manner and without any damage. Mom and Dad had ordered really nice, large wall art, which we had framed.

The session itself was really beautiful, with a soft blend of teal and purples. Mom had her heart set on the hanging branch shot, and Dad had a special request of his own. Alexandra was more than cooperative, and we were able to get Mom’s shots and the shot Dad wanted—an image of his little girl in his Coast Guard hat. I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure this little lady would fit . . . or if it was such a great idea to put a naked baby in a white hat! LOL. Luckily, all went well, and we got the amazing shot Dad was hoping for.

Leigh & Michael, thank you so much for honoring me by allowing me to be part of such an amazing time in your lives! I wish you the very best back in Puerto Rico!

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Thank you so much to Alexandra’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Willow Grove PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as the spring! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Shaun, 6 weeks young | Fort Washington Baby Photographer

Little Miss Shaun Nicole was, shall we say, a little older than my typical newborn when she came my way! Mom had contacted me when Shaun was 6 weeks old, and, if I’m being honest, I was a little nervous about how I could get a traditional “newborn” look from a baby this age. I’m not going to lie—it took a lot of work. But I know just how important these photos were to Mom, and that always pulls at my heartstrings.

In the end, Miss Shaun did fantastic! I am in love with the images on the purple rose backdrop. I think the color pops just enough and looked amazing on her.:)I also loved that we got to bring in big brother Jack for a special portrait. He was such a cutie pie! He snuggled his little sister right in for a good cuddle.:)

I thought Mom had a cool little story about how rare it is to find a little girl in her family:

Shaun was a surprise, just like her big brother. I felt that she was a girl all along but was still surprised when the doctor said “Its a girl!!” She is the first girl born in Cianfrani family in over 35 years!! She is also the first granddaughter on my side of the family.

Drew & Rian, thanks for bringing this beautiful girl along to meet me! I am so glad that I got to meet your adorable family, and I hope I get to see you all again soon!

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Thank you so much to Shaun’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Fort Washington Baby Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as the spring! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Olivia, 6 months old | Harleysville PA Child Photographer

What is it they say about the best laid plans . . . ??? Oh, Mom and I had such high hopes for this session!

Mom brought these super adorable coordinating outfits for Olivia and big brother Vincent to wear. They looked so cute! When we started the session, Olivia was all smiles and ready to go, but her big brother had different plans. Yes, folks, there was a little fussing . . . followed by a full-out, three-alarm, two-year-old temper tantrum.

Mom and Dad had me grab one shot of the tantrum to commemorate the moment, and then they told me to finish the session without Vincent. I love how Olivia is giving Vincent such a concerned look—I have to admit that it made me chuckle a little as I recalled the day. Luckily, Mom and Dad were pretty easygoing about Vincent’s lack of cooperation, since the majority of the session was supposed to focus on Olivia anyway—as part of her first year series.

Well, despite all the early excitement, we actually had a great session with Olivia. She was sitting up like a champ and even crawling a little! She would laugh at just about anything, which made things fun:)

We captured some really precious shots of her naked on my fur blanket. Those are some of my favorite moments of 6-month-olds—the piggy toes, chubby legs, and little butt cheeks! As cute as these were, some of my favorite images are of Olivia in the bucket with the aqua scarf. She had so much fun and kept chewing on my scarfs . . . little stinker.:)

Thanks again, Mom and Dad, for being so easygoing about this session, and for bringing these two cuties my way. I look forward to seeing you again and capturing how your family has grown even more!

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Thank you so much to Olivia & Vincent’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Harleysville PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as the spring! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Daniel, 7 days young | Downingtown PA Newborn Photographer

Introducing Daniel Wallace! This handsome little fellow came to me just 7 days after he was born at Chester County Hospital in West Chester—and he was such a cute little bean.:)

I really enjoyed seeing Daniel in those soft blue tones—they were just a perfect complement for him! And little Daniel just loved to curl up and snuggle, which is right up my alley!

Mom and Dad had to take quite the drive to come and see me. I appreciate the effort, and I hope I made it worth their while, but I’ll let Mom tell you in her own words:

“Our experience at our session was phenomenal. I would highly recommend you to anyone who wants to have newborn pictures taken. When I told my husband we had to go to your studio in Harleysville for the session, he wanted to cancel the appointment. He couldn’t understand why we had to pack up the baby and drive an hour so early in the morning. It seemed like such an inconvenience.

It was so hard to get the baby and ourselves ready and out the door. Of course, we were a half hour late to our appointment (sorry Melissa). As soon as we got there, we immediately understood. Your studio is amazing and so professional. We felt so comfortable and knew Daniel was safe with you. The “lounge area” is so convenient. I napped while my husband worked on his laptop. The photos turned out amazing, and we are so excited for our order to arrive. Thanks Melissa and Taylor:). Your work is beautiful.”

Thank you again, Leanne & Dan, for making the long drive to come see me. I truly appreciated it, and I hope that you continue to cherish the photos and memories. I hope to see you again soon!

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Thank you so much to Daniel’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Downingtown PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as the spring! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!